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: on that note -- dagen: a letter to the eu blasting the new tax on financial transactions because it is hurting investors worldwide. here with more is elizabeth macdonald. liz: it is coming from the financial services round table, the big u.s. bank. they are sending it to the eu. they sent it late yesterday. eleven countries are moving to the tobin tax. it is a 0.1% tax that would hit your 401(k)s. it is a blistering letter. you have to stop this tobin packs and it tracks. it will increase trading costs. it will diminish liquidity. it is a job killer. they also say they did not want a similar type of tax because it will kill jobs. the eu right now is in depression. it is in serious need of revenue. it will violate international treaties. they are worried about treaty protection. also, the big and run that is being talked about at the eu is that traders that assess this tax and do the trades outside that zone, those companies will not be allowed to do any trade transactions with those 11 countries whatsoever. this is serious breaking news for investors all over the world. connell: this would hit
against the e.u. imposed austerity and they did it in two forms. they voted down dramatically mario monthty who was the symbol of that as you -- austerity and the e.u. driven reform process. secondly they have voted with incredible, incredible strength and voice the movement of, five-star movement, untie establishment, untie austerity movement that tries to fight the old establishment in italy. ashley: now we have best sawn any from the center-left party who tries to form a coalition government which of seems next to impossible. so does that raise the specter of another election and how soon would that be? >> that is my opinion. my call is that here, the question is not if, the question is when italy will have early elections and i believe because of some institutional delays, as well as current situation, italy could go to new election between six and 12 months from now. i think earlier than six months it is very difficult because of the institutional situation. but bersani has a very difficult job. he already offered a hand to mr. grillo to form a coalition and mr. grillo turned h
. but that came after mario draghi said growth in the e.u. would not be that great. so that offset each other. then the seaway pipeline story that the oil stuck in cushing, oklahoma, would not get out of there quite as quickly as we hoped. it will take a lot longer. so the refineries in the gulf coast get prepared to refinal the crude. so you have all of that. then you have natural gas. it is getting cold again. natural gas is up on a lot of nuclear power maintenance and increased demand expectations. we're probably getting to a historic low on the gas market. keep your eye on it, tracy. turn your heater up because it is heating up today, 12 cents. back to you. tracy: yes, i keep it a balmy 72 in my house. ashley: you look like that in the studio too. we fight it about it every day. thank you, phil. gas prices are up 13.3% in the past month alone according to aaa. even as oil prices remain pretty much flat in the same period. so what gives? no one better to ask than tom kloza, the chief oil analyst for opis which provides aaa by the way with gasoline data. right from the horse's mouth, he joi
friends in china, brazil and india need to be very offensive to. connell: eu ambassador to the u.s., thanks a lot. dagen: jack lew's confirmation hearing underway. he is facing some heavy scrutiny for his time spent. connell: rich edson is following this for us on capitol hill. rich: president obama pointed out that romney's time as a banker. all of that. also, jack lew's pay at citibank. >> in 2008 i was in employee in the private sector. i was compensated for by work. i will leave for others to judge. rich: that is something that republicans are calling hypocrisy. jack lew is saying he would like to get both individual and business tax reform done. republicans have been floating at the corporate side at 25%. it would be challenging to get there. he would like to, on the individual side, raise some revenue. he says he is looking forward to working with lawmakers on overhauling both the individual and corporate tax codes. something that will probably take an awful long time here. dagen: thank you. rich edson in washington. connell: we have charlie rangel coming up. you probably h
. in europe, the eu summit continues. but the action really taking its cues from china this morning. we have green arrows across the board in europe. take a look at asia. strong eco data out of china in focus. much more on that in just a moment. the road map begins at the golden arches. not even the cheddar onion burgers could help mcdonald's. they missed estimates in every region. asia was down a whopping 9.5%. >> exports boomed 25%, inflation cooled, but met expectations, capping off a two-week winning streak for stocks. >> a blowout quarter, users increase continued in momentum. >> the storm could be one for the record books. forecast calling for as much as 2 1/2 feet of snow in some parts of the northeast. already more than 3,700 flights have been canceled. we'll get more from the weather channel on the path of nemo. >>> mcdonald's down 1.9 in january. middle east and africa, europe saw a 1%, 2% decline. u.s. the only bright spot. comps up 9%. even some suggestion that asia, which is 40% japan, but also china, got tainted with the chicken contamination scare. >> that wouldn't surprise me
responding to the eu budget meeting which is reportedly winding up right now. there has been a lot of auction. adding 20% candidate as i can see here. the stoxx 600 is adding about 0.5% all told. take a look at this, bwin.com, there's talks about new jersey governor chris christie opening up online gaming. it leaves the possibility out there for atlantic city casinos to offer games like poker online. so bwin has a join venture with boyd gaming which is licensed in new jersey. and the view among analysts is that other states, potentially federal legislation could follow suit. this is a small step in the direction of perhaps allowing more and more of the u.s. market to gamble online, like you can already with this one. up 19%. watch shares generally speaking in the gaming session today because you can expect there will probably be some similar moves. just the final word, we saw the yen strengthening avenue the yen appeared to talk down some of its easing moves. the yen was still 1% stronger. the nikkei ended the day 12-day winning streak with one of its longest. back over to you. >> thank you,
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